The 1930s Were More than a Great Depression in Canada

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I am starting a new feature entitled First Friday here at History Imagined. First Fridays are now reserved for guest authors of historical fiction. This will create a whole new dimension to the… Continue reading

Neptune’s Bounty as Art

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It’s funny how simple tasks can sometimes send authors of historical fiction down a research rabbit hole. The other day, I was dusting the glass dome of an object inherited from my mother-in-law… Continue reading

America’s First Female Detective

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We have featured many ground-breaking women on History Imagined. Their achievements against all odds are something to applaud and emulate. However, there is an often overlooked fact with regard to these women, especially… Continue reading

Neptune Beach–the Coney Island of the West

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Becky and Linda welcome to Fifth Friday our friend and fellow author of historical fiction, Ana Brazil! Imagine that it’s April 1919 and you’re a U.S. Army 2nd Lieutenant just returned to your… Continue reading

How the Other Half Lived

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My works-in-progress drive my research and presently I am deep into the period 1870-1912, roughly the years known as the Gilded Age in US history. The period was marked by tremendous industrial and… Continue reading

A Lost Art Form

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Unless you’re a baby boomer or a vintage car enthusiast, you won’t even realize one of the most whimsical and beautiful artistic endeavors has died a quiet death. Today’s automobiles only have a… Continue reading

Stella Benson

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March is Women’s History Month in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Especially during these thirty-one days, we are encouraged to acknowledge, commemorate, study and celebrate the vital role women have… Continue reading

National Johnny Appleseed Day

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Despite what Disney would have you believe, Johnny Appleseed was not a fictious character. He was, in fact, a real person, and his foresight in planting apple trees throughout what at one time… Continue reading

When One’s Contributions Are Ignored

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Since 1976 when President Gerald Ford declared February to be Black History Month, the time has been used to focus on the contributions and accomplishments of prominent and lesser known persons of African… Continue reading

African Americans in the Revolutionary War

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Because I’ve spent much of the last two years researching the Revolutionary War in America for my Revolutionary Women series, I decided to take a look during Black History Month at the participation… Continue reading